ABOUT FOO FEST

AS220’s Annual Music & Arts Festival!

Foo Fest 2012

AS220 has been hosting an annual celebration since 1995. The Fools Ball, initially an in-door carnivalesque event,  expanded in 2009 to become the AS220 Foo Fest, a one-day street festival. The Foo Fest transforms downtown Providence’s Empire Street with a spirited block party attended by over 5,000 individuals from across the region. Between 1pm and 1am, a genre-spanning bill of nearly two-dozen musical acts and a nationally known headliner act grace the indoor and outdoor stages of Foo Fest. The festival also features over a dozen artist installations and participatory creative activities, including family-friendly offerings throughout the afternoon.

AS220 Foo Fest
95 – 115 Empire St, Providence, RI

Photo of the Fool and former mayor Buddy Cianci outside Providence City Hall

The Fool & former mayor Buddy Cianci on the steps of Providence City Hall

The Foo Fest is AS220’s way of saying “Thank You!” and “Let’s Party!” at the same time! Our annual summer festival has been a staple in the Providence events calendar since 1995. Check out some of these gems from Fools Balls and Foo Fests past to see how we’ve honored supporters and audiences alike!

A video from the first ever Fools Ball in 1995

And other video shot 2 years later, at the 1997 Fools Ball

Check Out Some Photos of Foo Fest and Fools Balls Past

 

Daytime panorama view of the 2005 20 Fest AS220's 20th anniversary

Daytime panorama view of the 2005 Foo Fest during AS220’s 20th anniversary

Night time panorama view of the 2005 20 Fest AS220's 20th anniversary

Nighttime panorama view of the 2005 Foo Fest during AS220’s 20th anniversary